1952- Construction begins on the British Yacht, the HMY Brittania.
This Day in History
1970- the Ketelbrug, a bascule bridge, opens across the Ketelmeer in the Netherlands.
1834- Sandpaper is patented by Isaac Fischer Jr
1955- Discovery of diamond-bearing deposits at the Mirny Mine in Russia
1938- the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, with a seating capacity of 39,784, opens in Finland.
2014- the 52-floor Toranomon Hills skyscraper opens in Minato, Japan.
2000- the Millennium Bridge, a steel suspension pedestrian-only bridge opens in London, England.
1992- the patent for curved blades for reciprocating saws is granted
1867- Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, is born.
1938-Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen).